Aging Scholarship

The goal of the Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship program is to provide financial support for students pursuing a certificate focused on gerontology. Since 2004, over $535,000 in Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarships have been awarded to students in a wide range of disciplines.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Demonstrate a 3.0 or higher GPA for two consecutive academic years at the undergraduate level or one year at the graduate level
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the field of gerontology
  • Be admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Gerontology at UW-Milwaukee and either complete the certificate during the scholarship year or take at least six credits toward the certificate.

Scholarship Application

The scholarship deadline for the 2015/2016 academic year is March 2, 2015 at
4:00 p.m.

2015/2016 Application (PDF)
2015/2016 Application (Word)

Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are awarded each spring to part-time and full-time students who are admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology program the following fall. Past recipients have represented a wide range of disciplines, including Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Work, Architecture, and Non-Profit Management.

More Information

For information about other forms of financial aid options and eligibility visit the UWM’s Department of Financial Aid website or call (414) 229-4541. Students should also contact their school or college to learn more about other scholarship opportunities.


Rachelle Alioto, MSW

Director of Education and Programming
Phone: 414-229-7316


Center for Aging & Translational Research
Phone: 414-229-7313


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